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Turkish-backed forces have downed a Russian UAV over Syria (video)

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A Russian reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down by the Turkish-backed forces on March 2, 2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according to a source citing terrorist group “Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham”.

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In the video presented, you can see that we are really talking about a certain aircraft, destroyed obviously by using a portable anti-aircraft missile system. However, the drone cannot be identified in the video provided, however, it is alleged that the incident occurred today and the aerial equipment is Russian.

It should be clarified that earlier it became known that the Turkish-backed troops are actively attacking both Syrian and Russian aircraft, even despite the fact that Ankara received a harsh warning from Russia about the immediate consequences.

Currently, Turkey practically does not use its drones to attack CAA positions, since any border crossing leads to the immediate activation of Syrian air defense systems.

According Bloomberg in the past hours the Turkish military deployed a “swarm of drones” in Syria to combat government forces supported by Russia.

The source said that such a military novelty proved the technological capabilities of Turkey on the battlefield. In addition, he stressed that Ankara deployed an unprecedented number of drones in response to an airstrike that killed 33 Turkish troops. The official said that the “drone swarm” for the first time in history allowed to take control of such a large territory.

At the same time, VGTRK war correspondent Yevgeny Poddubny said in his Telegram channel that Turkish drones provided superiority to the forces supported by Turkey.

In addition, he noted that heavy fighting in the strategically important city of Saraqib continues.

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